Bridgestone sponsors Air Ambulance summer fundraiser
Bridgestone’s motorcycle division has donated £10,000 to become the sponsors of the 18 August Rescue Ride Out, a nationwide bike convoy from all corners of the UK supporting the Air Ambulance service. The two-wheel spectacle culminates at the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling. The event has the support of British motorsport too; Steve Parrish, current BBC motorcycle commentator, is supporting the event.
All proceeds from the event will go to the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance, Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and The Children’s Air Ambulance – a brand new service which will transfer critically ill children and babies to specialist centres across England.
Convoys will be starting from Derbyshire, Northamptonshire, Birmingham, London and Leicestershire, and will meet up at Jack’s Hill café for the final leg of the journey into the festival. Each rider will pay £10 to take part in the event, with all proceeds going directly to The Air Ambulance Service.
Jo Payne, special projects manager for the Air Ambulance, said: “Bridgestone’s support is absolutely huge for us. To have the association with such a powerful, recognised brand like this is enormous.”
Bridgestone’s motorcycle sales manager Andy Whitehead added: “The Air Ambulance service receives no Government or National Lottery funding so we’re delighted to be able to support them. We can’t wait to see as many people as possible joining in the Rescue Ride Out, which will be stand out event in the motorcycle calendar.”